Colles' fracture

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Colles' fracture

[′kä·lə·səz ‚frak·chər]
(medicine)
A fracture of the radius about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) above the wrist with dorsal displacement of the distal fragment.
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Pasila M, Karaharju EO, Lepisto PV (1974) Role of physical therapy in recovery of function after Colles' fracture.
Watt CF, Taylor NF, Baskus K (2000) Do Colles' fracture patients benefit from routine referral to physiotherapy following cast removal?